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Now available for pre-order: Tax, Order, and Good Government: A New Political History of Canada, 1867-1917

Fri, 2017-05-19 10:57

Modern states have everywhere been born of tax revolts, and Canada was no exception. 

"This book shows that the history of taxation is not only important - it can also be provocative, infuriating, and exciting. Tax, Order, and Good Government is an essential read for all historians of Canada." — Eric Sager, University of Victoria

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Electoral Reform Symposium: Should We Change How We Vote? Evaluating Canada’s Electoral System

Fri, 2016-10-28 10:00 - 15:00
Sir John A. Macdonald Building : CA, ON, Ottawa, 144, Wellington Sreet , K1A
Price: Free

The McGill Institute for the Study of Canada, in partnership with the Faculty of Law and the School of Public Policy and Governance at th

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Death by prescription painkiller

First major review provides evidence of sharp increase in deaths from painkillers in U.S. and Canada
Wed, 2014-06-18 09:24

The number of deaths involving commonly prescribed painkillers is higher than the number of deaths by overdose from heroin and cocaine combined, according to researchers at McGill University. In a first-of-its-kind review of existing research, the McGill team has put the spotlight on a major public health problem: the dramatic increase in deaths due to prescribed painkillers, which were involved in more than 16,000 deaths in 2010 in the U.S. alone. Currently, the U.S and Canada rank #1 and #2 in per capita opioid consumption.

Contact Information

Contact: Cynthia Lee
Organization: McGill University
Office Phone: 514-398-6754
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DISE PhD grad Miranda Campbell short-listed for the 16th annual Donner Prize

Mon, 2014-04-07 11:09

Miranda Campbell, DISE PhD 2010 graduate and now professor of English at Dawson College has been short-listed for the prestigious 16th Annual Donner Prize. Her book "Out of the Basement: Youth Cultural Production in Practice and in Policy is one of five books vying for the 2013/2014 Donner Prize, the award for the best public policy book by a Canadian. Dr. Campbell's book was based on her dissertation which was supervised by Dr. Bronwen Low.

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